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Camping in Cap Corse, a concentrate of the Island of Beauty

Cap Corse
Cap Corse

Peninsula of about 400 m2, the Cap Corse is located in the north-east of Corsica. A region with a rich historical heritage, Cap Corse is visited between the sea and the scrubland where the blue of the sea and the green of nature often merge. Relatively far from the most touristic sites, you find yourself in the heart of a protected, wild and peaceful landscape. The island is also known as the "island within an island" and is a very popular area for hikers thanks to the many paths that criss-cross its mountains. Camping here is particularly suitable for healthy and sporty holidays with family or friends.

Campsites in Cap Corse

Camping is the perfect accommodation to visit Cap Corse, six campsites between one and three stars are waiting for you here like Isulottu ***, a campsite located in Centuri which offers 80 pitches at 200 metres from the sea or the campsite La Pietra *** in Pietracorbara located at 600 metres from the sea with a direct access.

The unmissable places of Cap Corse

The starting point of the famous "sentier des douaniers" (customs officers' trail), the marina of Macinaggio has a very pleasant marine atmosphere. You can admire the boats in the largest port in the region. On the way, you can see the beautiful beach of Tamarone and admire the magnificent panorama of the Finocchiarola Islands reserve.

The "sentier de l'eau vive" in Pietracorbara is particularly enjoyable when the weather is hot, as it offers a walk along a river where you can discover old bread ovens and fountains, Genoese bridges and mills. The village also has one of the most beautiful beaches of Cap Corse. Also renowned for its beautiful houses with lauze roofs, it is a charming and typical village that awaits you here.

Another authentic village, that of Erbalunga, has a festive and musical atmosphere from nightfall. During the day, the charm of this place, which has attracted a number of painters, lies in its pretty little streets along the water's edge and its Genoese tower.

Situated 50 km from Bastia, the small village of Centuri with barely 200 inhabitants is renowned for its lobster fishermen. Its colourful facades and its restaurants and cafés along the quaysides give it a picturesque character that it has managed to preserve. Despite the rugged coastline, the walk to the marina and harbour is very enjoyable. Centuri is made up of small hamlets and offers splendid views of the harbour and the rocky coastline as well as the bird sanctuary.

Another village dominated by a wild and authentic nature is Pino, which is pleasant to stroll around the prickly pear trees and laricio pines in an atmosphere of Olympian calm. The beach of Anse d'Aliso is ideal for relaxing and even bathing, depending on the season, while the Scalo sea will offer an unparalleled sunset.

Near Centuri, Nonza is a fortified village, nestled on top of a cliff. Known for its immense beach of black pebbles, it is by going up to the Paoline tower that one can also appreciate the dominant view. From the village, the panorama overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Florent is also magnificent!

Olmeta-di-Capocorso, if you want to pronounce its name in full, is a village perched 400 metres high at the foot of Monte Stello. It has an old and often renovated architecture, recognizable with its roofs covered with slate. A typical Corsican village, you can walk around and see the Genoese tower, the cliffs that border the beach and the two-arched bridge over the river, the Marine de Negru.

Hiking enthusiasts will be pleased to be able to climb Monte Stello, the highest peak on Cap Corse. After 5 hours and 45 minutes of hiking and a difference in altitude of 1100 metres, an exceptional panorama awaits the most courageous.


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